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[ 13 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

Have you thought of taking the family to the Hay Festival? This year’s line up features a rich strand for children and families, HAYDAYS and #HAYYA and a free programme for schools.
A village of just 1,600 people on the banks of the River Wye, Hay welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to Hay Festival every year, with festivalgoers travelling from over 40 countries to attend in 2018. Nestled beneath the stunning Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it’s a special place to visit at any time – if you haven’t yet been, …

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[ 6 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

The Edinburgh Science Festival powered by EDF Energy kicks off its 31st edition today! This year’s programme, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Moon landing, is themed around Frontiers as it explores the uncharted territories of our life on Earth and beyond.
The Festival lasts until 21 April and presents over 270 events across 31 venues in and around Edinburgh for people of all ages! Edinburgh University’s Pleasance becomes the new Festival Hub, hosting a variety of science shows, hands-on events, debates, discussions and workshops.
The Science Festival programme sets out …

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[ 1 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

This Easter, Southbank Centre hosts an array of unmissable events for the whole family including a number of free events and performances, spanning the school holiday weeks and into the Bank Holiday weekend celebrations; from 6-22 April 2019.
Family events are at the heart of Easter this year. Tabby McTat (QEH, 6-13 April), a magical piece of children’s theatre featuring original songs, based on the book written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler and presented by Freckle Productions will play for fifteen performances in Queen Elizabeth Hall. Soundpit (RFH, …

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[ 18 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

The combination of ‘restless children’ and ‘road trip’ probably doesn’t sound all that appealing. But a road trip doesn’t have to mean spending lengthy durations of time on the road, instead you can make it into something your entire family can enjoy.

From cruising through the Peak District to spend some time at the Monkey Forest, to driving through Cheddar Gorge for a game of crazy golf, this article looks at the UK’s most family-friendly road trips.
Plan before you go
Before you head off on your adventure, it’s important to pack all …

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[ 21 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

This summer, Southbank Centre plays host to a wealth of family-friendly activities, including live music, thrilling family shows, workshops, circus, open-air film screenings and plenty of outdoor fun. Families can play in the sand at the riverside Urban Beach, dodge the jets of Jeppe Hein’s Appearing Rooms fountain or take in the views from Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden before seeing one of the season’s top family shows. From the creators of critically-acclaimed Aliens Love Underpants, Monstersaurus is an energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem. Adapted from …

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[ 5 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

From Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June, the 29th Edinburgh International Children’s Festival brings some of the world’s best theatre, dance, multi-media and puppetry specifically made for young people to Edinburgh for nine days of inspiring and entertaining shows and special events.
“2018 promises to be another spectacular year for the Children’s Festival,” said Edinburgh International Children’s Festival’s festival director Noel Jordan. “We are delighted to present some of the very best companies making work for young people from around the world as well as some of the best artists living in Scotland and …

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[ 26 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Southbank Centre’s annual multi-arts Imagine Children’s Festival returns for its seventeenth year from 7 – 18 February 2018, with twelve days of jam-packed fun over half-term week for children and their families. With storytelling at its heart, this year’s programme includes a specially curated Royal Festival Hall event celebrating the world’s leaders and pioneers who have changed the world, to inspire the next generation of young changemakers.
The twelve day festival includes inspiring and playful events and activities from Super Hero parties, magical immersive adventures and snail friendships to dancing scientists …

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[ 26 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]
L-R: Ice Instruments. Credit Emile Holba; ABBA: Super Troupers. Credit Torbjorn Calvero © Premium Rockshot. Rave a Roo. Credit Khristopher Morgan)

Wintertime at Southbank Centre is announced today with a feast of offerings capturing the magic of winter from 10 November 2017 to 4 January 2018. The final season of Southbank Centre’s year-long exploration into Nordic arts and culture, Nordic Matters, Wintertime sees a one of a kind Finnish Rooftop Sauna in the picturesque roof garden of the Queen Elizabeth Hall overlooking London’s iconic River Thames (10 Nov – 30 Dec). Danish children’s theatre company Teater Refleksion and theatre artist Andy Manley invite families and young children on a magical, poetic journey through the dark and beautiful …

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[ 18 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

WHY DON’T YOU… Hold a family sports day
In a recent poll, sport was one of the top three activities children told us they wanted to do with their parents, so why not turn an area of your garden or your local park into your very own sporting arena? Hold a running race, beanbag throw, mini hurdles or go retro with a game of rounders.
WHY DON’T YOU… Go on a nature treasure hunt
Make a map with a list of ‘treasure’ on it that the family has to tick off and find …

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[ 4 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Following a successful run in Madrid, The Art of the Brick DC Superheroes makes its London debut this week. The contemporary art exhibition will be shown in an exclusively built space on London’s South Bank, home to the capital’s cultural quarter. Together with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the well-known and celebrated artist Sawaya has created the world’s largest collection of artwork inspired by DC’s Justice League, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, alongside DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and more.
Through a series of immersive galleries,The Art of the Brick …